Mama Hen With Her Ducklings

One year I put duck eggs under a broody Buff Orpington chicken and she hatched and raised two ducklings!
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Sewing Tutorial: Log Cabin Potholders Made From Fabric Scraps

This is a great little sewing project for using up some fabric scraps. Pretty easy to sew together, the most time consuming part is going through the scrap pile and trimming each piece of fabric to size.
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Rainbow of Love

Love is a wonderful and beautiful rainbow of colours. I’m kicking off 2016 with a patchwork of colourful hearts, individually hand cut and then arranged to make up a Rainbow of Love.
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A Patchwork Christmas

For Christmas this year I decided to make patchwork blankets for my two stepdaughters.
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Patchwork Panda

New in my Etsy Shop – a patchwork panda to go with my patchwork owls! I made him for a lovely customer of mine who had a request for a panda in red, black and white.
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Curtains Makeover – From Dreary to Cheery

For the past 18 months I’ve been tolerating some drab curtains in our kitchen/eating area. I had bought some thermal drapes on sale in the hopes of keeping out some of the intense afternoon heat and light.
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Patchwork Bedspreads

On my recent trip to Australia I attempted my first big sewing project. My goal was to make three patchwork bedspreads, one for my niece’s double bed and another two for each of my nephew’s single (twin) beds.
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The Making of a Patchwork Fairy Pig

My lovely customer, Larissa, who previously had a special request for a pirate dog, asked me if I could custom make another plush toy, but this time for her daughter’s upcoming birthday. Larissa came up with the idea of a Fairy Pig as her daughter’s favorite animal at the moment is a pig and she also loves to dress up as a fairy. What a great idea!
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These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

These are a few of my favorite things around our home:
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A Special Request for a Pirate Dog

This week has been busy busy busy in my studio with lots of orders, including this special request for a pirate dog. Arrr, arrr! Has a front pocket for stashing treasure – I really like pockets on plush toys, I think I will continue making more stuffed animals that include a pocket.
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Baby Bunny Pillows

Been busy as a bee the last few days sewing up some new baby bunny pillows to add to my Etsy shop. And OMG I can’t get over how cute these bunnies have turned out! Talk about kawaii. I didn’t even know what that word meant a couple of years ago.
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Pablo the Panda Balloon Adventure

Up, up and away! Pablo the Panda is being carried away by some bright colourful balloons he bought at the Del Mar Fair. He’s also taking Bobo the Bunny along for the ride!
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A Scrappy Patchwork Rug for the Kitchen – Another Easy Sewing Project

The floor near our kitchen sink is always getting little drops and splashes of water on it while we are washing up, so this was my solution. A scrappy patchwork rug! This is another easy sewing project to do and a great way to use up any fabric scraps you may have, especially if you have a mixture of different kinds of fabric. Read more

An Easy and Simple Way to Make a Baby Rag Blanket

For a while now I have been admiring the raggy and fluffy edges of rag quilts, but most rag quilts I have seen on the internet are made with squares and the bulky, chunky look of them put a damper on my admiration.

And then I stumbled on a rag quilt that was made with strips which fired me up again. Read more

Recycle a Magazine into a Flower Globe

Not only is this a great way to use up any magazines you have lying around, it’s also an easy summer craft project to do with the kids AND the results are pretty awesome!
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Cupcake the Patchwork Bunny Pillow Plush Toy

I have just finished designing and sewing up a new patchwork bunny pillow and it is now available at my Etsy shop! I’ve named it Cupcake and it comes with its very own felt toy carrot which can be carried around in a front pocket.
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Patchwork Alphabet and Numbers

I have added two new art prints to my Etsy store. Patchwork Alphabet and Numbers are a bright and colorful collage of fabric letters and numbers that are a visual feast for young and old!
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It’s Raining Cats and Dogs!

For some reason I like this expression a lot and the imagery that goes with it. Now you can see what I see in my mind when I think, “it’s raining cats and dogs”! This quirky illustration is available in my Etsy shop.
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Rubber Ducky – King of the Bathtub

♫ Rubber ducky you’re the make bath time so much fun..♫ This is a small watercolor painting that I completed quite some time ago which is now available as an art print in my Etsy store.
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Tree of Life – Woodland Creatures

Happy 2012!! My new year’s resolution is to do more painting this year, so here it is, introducing the first in a series of Nursery Art Prints that I am doing to add to my Etsy store. It is available as an 8×10 and 11×14 print.
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My Growing Family of Patchwork Owls

Since making these delightful patchwork owls for my Etsy Shop, I have noticed that owls have been visiting us at night, hoo hooing away while we are watching TV or getting ready for bed. At first I couldn’t work out where the sound was coming from, thinking that it was part of the TV show we were watching, but then I realized it was coming from the chimney. And sure enough when I went outside, I could see an owl perched on top of our chimney, and another sitting on the neighbor’s chimney!
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The Ryan Berkley Ensemble

It’s complete! About two weeks ago I bought the Ryan Berkley embroidery pattern from Sublime Stitching and was very excited that I could combine the two as I’m a big fan of both. I just LOVE how they have turned out! Read more

Pin Cushion and Fabric Boxes from the book “Seams to Me”

Seams to Me: 24 New Reasons to Love Sewing by Anna Maria Horner

This is a really delightful book, full of color and punch, a feast for the eyes. Anna Maria Horner has a knack for putting together a mish mash of fabric patterns and designs that has a way of clashing yet complementing each other. The results are truly wonderful and uplifting.
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